Category: East London (46)

The FT reports on how London’s economic geography has changed in the 21st century. The inner city has developed rapidly. Its core is growing faster than its periphery. Immigration from around the world is part of this story, but so too is the influx of younger people of childbearing age, attracted to the lifestyles of gentrified inner areas such as Hackney and Lambeth and their improving schools. There has been a new, diverse baby boom in the capital. And unusually, the past 10 years have seen more people arrive in inner London from the rest of England and Wales than leave.

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Uh-oh. The stretch of the Regent’s Canal between Haggerston and De Beauvoir has been branded the Haggerston Riviera. Check out their website.

The Haggerston Riviera

The Hackney Fashion Hub is a major regeneration project on the edge of Hackney Central town centre that will create a new focal point for UK fashion in the heart of London’s East End. The project is being pushed along by Harry Handelsman the brains and brawn behind the restoration of St Pancras.

Kudos for Hackney if this project gets the nod.

The acclaimed chef of Bethnal Green’s Viajante (1 Michelin Star), Nuno Mendes gives a tour of his favourite destinations on Broadway Market. Included in Nuno’s guide is Yum Buns who have a stall in Broadway Market Schoolyard and whose steamed pork buns are attracting foodies from far and wide to E8.

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Boris Bikes not strenuous enough? Proposal by Y/N Studio would transform canals into a swimmable network, from Little Venice to Limehouse via Broadway Market. Click image below to go to the story.

Londons proposed Lido Line at Broadway Market

London's proposed 'Lido Line' at Broadway Market

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be a new area of east London for communities to grow and develop. There will be five new neighbourhoods built on the Park and up to 8,000 new homes; Chobham Manor will be the first neighbourhood to be developed, located between the Lee Valley VeloPark and the Athletes’ Village in the north-east of the Park. It will be centred around 800 new homes and 3,000 sq m of community and ancillary facilities, including a polyclinic, two nurseries and a community centre.

The four other neighbourhoods are: East Wick which will be in the north-west of the Park, next to Hackney Wick; Sweetwater near the Old Ford area, in the south-west of the Park; Marshgate Wharf will be between Stratford City and the Stadium, to the south-east of the Stadium; and Pudding Mill will be the area in and around Pudding Mill Lane station.

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